LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NFCA is pleased to announce that University of Indianapolis head coach Missy Frost is the 2017 recipient of the Association’s Donna Newberry “Perseverance” Award and Flower Mound (Texas) High head coach Mark Larriba was selected as this year’s NFCA Humanitarian Award honoree.

Frost, who completed chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer at the end of May, has been embraced by the softball community since her diagnosis last November. On April 8, that support went to another level when Frost was recognized before Bellarmine University’s StrikeOut Cancer doubleheader against the Greyhounds, with a pink bat presentation, honorary first pitch and prayer circle involving both teams. For the twinbill, both teams wore t-shirts and headbands with the Faith.Fight.Frost logo that Jere Kubuske, the husband of Frost’s longtime assistant coach Sara Kubuske, designed for the occasion.